Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Professional Development Supporting Intervention Success

In your view, what types of professional development services are needed to effectively facilitate intervention initiatives in your district?

11 comments:

Arizona: said...

Professional Learning Communities
-Professionals grouped by grade level or content
-Choose own configurations depending on needs to look at plans, standards and needs.

Also asking, "What is the professional day look like?" And looking at online training. Another possibility is moving into more personalized coaching models.

Arizona: said...

Professional Development (PD) is a huge issue for schools and districts.
-More PD is needed to support coaches
-Selection of coaches must be strategic
-Use of Dialogs to embed PD for administrators and teachers that:
-monitors use the same way students are monitored - when completing a dialog.
-uses data to support evaluation for teachers based on performance objectives - then determine PD for the teacher.

Massachusetts: said...

Math coaching
Embedded PD
Videotaping teachers

Massachusetts: said...

We began PD with "what do we want kids to know and be able to do?" Now we review MCAS within the filter of above.

Massachusetts: said...

We'll need the following:
Pacing Guide revisions
Galileo PD
Open-Response PD
Math PD

California: said...

We need ongoing support/training with modeling of interventions and use of technology. Another idea is a focus group to help people "get there" to learn. We also need to provide self motivation - within a group - the "cheerleader." We can also offer support and allocate time to teachers - if it is important, it is within school hours.

California: said...

Training specific to the intervention program being implemented
-Logistics/troubleshooting for programs being used

California: said...

Teacher to Teacher

Principal should be doing PD throughout the year

California: said...

1. Item analysis
2. On-going webinars
3. Tech training

Arizona: said...

These are needed in our district
-Standards-based instruction
-What does it look like?
-How do you select materials for instruction?
-Interschool curriculum teams meet regularly for prof. development and to share ideas

Texas: said...

We need:
-Professional Development on data analysis
-Large scale roll out
-Moodle, podcasts
-Data mentors
-Peer discussions
-Grade/subject
-Follow-Up